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Top Questions to Ask When You Hire a Plumber

Top Questions to Ask When You Hire a Plumber

When you own your home, you want everything to function as it should so that you don’t encounter any unexpected situations where you have to spend money on home repairs. Unfortunately, this utopia doesn’t exist, and there will inevitably be a time when you need to call on a contractor of some sort to fix the systems that keep your home running. Plumbing is one area where homeowners often encounter problems and need the help of a skilled professional. If you need to hire a plumber, be sure to ask these questions to ensure that you are making the best decision.

  • What if the plumbing or fixtures break? Always ask your plumber about guarantees on their work and whether they will come back and fix potential issues that may arise within a specified time.
  • Who is doing the job? Ask the plumber who gives you the estimate if they will be doing the work themself. If not, ask about the qualifications and experience of the plumber who will be completing the job.
  • What is the cost? After the plumber has given you a quote, check to make sure that it includes everything – materials and labor. Also, check to see if the charge is a flat rate or if they charge by the hour for labor. If the job takes longer than expected, the price may go up. Lastly, ask when they require payment. If the plumber asks for the total cost upfront, thank them for the estimate and look for another plumber.
  • Are you licensed? Be sure to ask to see the plumber’s license, and don’t simply take their word for it. If your plumber isn’t licensed, their work may not pass inspection, and you may not be able to do anything about it.

If you are looking for a reliable plumber with an excellent reputation in North Central Ohio, you can’t go wrong when you call on The Trenchless Guys. We specialize in all areas of plumbing, including innovative new techniques to update your home. Call us today at (330) 362-3425 to schedule an appointment.